January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Congressman Bonner will do good job chairing House Ethics Committee

There are a lot of congressional committee chairmanships in Washington that are sought for their power and their prestige.  One that is not usually sought is the chairman of ethics committees.  The House Ethics Committee though will be in More...

Appreciates protection Grove Hill citizens get

Dear Editor:  I suppose it must be the Season but just this week I had a nice conversation with one of our Grove Hill policemen in the Dollar General Store. More...

Torn package shakes faith in Postal Service

Dear Editor,  Our Postal Service is one thing we would like to be able to trust today.  But, as I’ve learned recently, that’s not the case.  A strip was torn off my package, the contents taken out and it was put in my mailb More...

Editor’s Notes

Steamboat ‘Reindeer’ delivers secession news to Jackson Jan. 12, 1861

The sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the Civil War is being observed beginning this year. We are reviewing the pages of The Clarke County Democrat (renamed The Clarke County Journal during the war) for a local view of the historical event. More...

Congress Reports

Lame duck confusion adds to public frustration

By now families from coast to coast are hopefully home safe from holiday travels, occupied only with the anticipation of the New Year. And, by now, mercifully, the 111th “lame duck” Congress is finally history. Or is it?  More...

Gone South

War Eagle, Daddy

A week before Christmas my daddy died and Auburn football lost one of its most loyal supporters.  The last two years were rough for Daddy. More...

It doesn’t make sense

Dear Editor,  The voters of the United States of America recently made a statement when they voted in new candidates. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Republicans rule Legislature   When the Alabama State Senate meets in organizational session next week it will be the first time since Reconstruction Rule ended 136 years ago that the Republicans will be in the majority.  More...

Guest Columnist

Big changes for taxes are coming; pick your tax preparer carefully!

Changes are coming. Very few tax preparers are properly trained and able to provide tax preparation as required by Congress and the Internal Revenue Service.  More...